Despite rejecting Prop. 19, Californians lean toward legalizing marijuana, poll finds

John Hoeffel
Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 4, 2010

California voters rejected Prop. 19, but a post-election poll found that they still lean toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use and, if young voters had turned out as heavily on Tuesday as they do for presidential elections, the result would have been a close call. "It is our view, looking at this research, that if indeed legalization goes on ballot in 2012 in California, that it is poised to win."